Drawn to the Page brings creative writing to Towner & the Coastal Culture Trail
Posted on 17/09/2015
Artist and writer Wendy Ann Greenhalgh will be running a two-year creative writing programme for writers of all levels starting this autumn at Towner, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and Jerwood Gallery in Hastings called Drawn to the Page.
The half-day workshops will be open to all writers – whatever their level of experience – who are interested in using art work and the exhibitions at the respective galleries to inspire their own creative writing.
Autumn season dates are:
- Sat 3 October: Jerwood Gallery, Hastings – Rachel Howard At Sea painting exhibition
- Sat 7 November: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill – Project Art Works interactive installation
- Sat 5 December: Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne – John Napier and Julian Germain exhibitions
Workshops are £30 each, which includes all entrance and exhibition fees. If you book on more than one workshop in a season, you are eligible for a discount. To booking, see New Writing South website: newwritingsouth.com/events
Wendy Ann said, “Writing and art are my passions, and I can’t think of anything more exciting than having the opportunity to share them with other creative people. To spend a half day in a gallery is always a total joy to me, and I hope that these workshops will help to build writers’ confidence and skills and enable them to approach the exhibitions as a resource for writing as well as a pleasure. To write with an exhibition is to see it in a completely new and much deeper way.”
Drawn to the Page is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The project is supported by New Writing South and partners Towner Art Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion and Jerwood Gallery.
Drawn To The Page on BBC Radio 4 Open Book Programme – find out what it’s like to participate in a creative writing workshop in a gallery. Recorded at a Pilot Year session at Jerwood Gallery April 2015. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xp2m1
Drawn To The Page Blog: Blogs about workshops in our pilot year and writing from participants. drawntothepage.wordpress.com
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh is a writer, artist and arts and literature educator. Her writing has been published in places like Stinging Fly, Mslexia, Bare Fiction, Flash – The International Flash Fiction – Journal and in anthologies. She’s exhibited her multi-disciplinary artwork in the UK and Holland. Wendy Ann is part of the creative learning team at New Writing South and is a tutor on the Creative Writing Progamme. As an arts educator she’s worked in galleries and museums all over the South East providing writing and art activities that encourage young and old to explore the visual arts through their own creative process. She blogs about writing as Story Scavenger and can be found on Twitter @storyscavenger.